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Garfield Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Schultheis, Herman
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1937
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Herman J. Schultheis was born in Aachen, Germany in 1900, and immigrated to the United States in the mid-1920s after obtaining a Ph.D. in mechanical and electrical engineering. He married Ethel Wisloh in 1936, and the pair moved to Los Angeles the following year. He worked in the film industry from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s, most notably on the animated features Fantasia and Pinocchio. His detailed notebook, documenting the special effects for Fantasia, is the subject of a 14-minute short-subject included on the film's DVD. In 1949, he started employment with Librascope as a patent engineer. Schultheis was an avid amateur photographer who traveled the world with his cameras. It was on one of these photographic exhibitions in 1955 that he disappeared in the jungles of Guatemala. His remains were discovered 18 months later. The digitized portion of this collection represents the images Schultheis took of Los Angeles and its surrounding communities after he relocated to the area in 1937.
When this Italian Renaissance style post office was built, it was the only post office in Pasadena, it is now a branch. The main building was designed by Oscar Wenderoth and built in 1913. An addition (not visible here) was designed by Marston and Maybury, and was built in 1938. In early 2012, the building was renamed "First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall Post Office Building," in honor of an Altadena resident and Tuskegee Airman. Goodall lived in Altadena from 1961 until his death in November 2010.; The library, located at 285 E. Walnut Street, was designed by architects Myron Hunt and H. C. Chambers in the Spanish Colonial Revival style and built between 1925-26.; Architects Bakewell & Brown designed the Spanish Baroque style Pasadena City Hall, located at 100 North Garfield Avenue, in Pasadena, which was completed in 1927. This building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributor to the Pasadena Civic Center Historic District.; The buildings on the right between Colorado and Pasadena City Hall have since been demolished.
Looking north up Garfield Avenue at Colorado Boulevard (with streetcar tracks), showing three prominent buildings: the Pasadena post office (left), the Pasadena Public Library (center), and Pasadena City Hall with its cupola (upper right). Colorado Boulevard is active with pedestrians and numerous automobiles traveling in both directions.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-005-244 8x10
First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall Post Office Building (Pasadena, Calif.)
Pasadena City Hall (Pasadena, Calif.)
Pasadena Public Library
City halls--California--Pasadena
Library buildings--California--Pasadena
Public libraries--California--Pasadena
Post office buildings--California--Pasadena
Street-railroad tracks--California--Pasadena
Architecture--California--Pasadena--Spanish influences
Architecture--California--Pasadena--Italian influences
Lost architecture--California--Pasadena
Colorado Boulevard (Pasadena, Calif.)
Garfield Avenue (Pasadena, Calif.)
Pasadena (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Wenderoth, Oscar
Chambers, H. C.(Harold Coulson),1885-1971
Hunt, Myron,1868-1952
Bakewell & Brown

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